Dante's Path
Dante's Path: Vulnerability and the Spiritual Journey guides you along the steps of the classic Western spiritual journey. This new second edition is filled with specific steps, methods, detailed explanations and images so that you can go on the classic spiritual journey for yourself.
Beyond Personality
The principles and step-by-step techniques of transpersonal practice, backed up by many case stories and the latest scientific research
Inner Peace
A guided CD series of meditations to increase your inner strength and well being
The Florentine Promise
The Florentine Promise: A Seeker's Guide speaks to any of us who ask questions and seek answers to the uncertainties and mysteries of being alive

Integrate Science and Spirituality Into a Pragmatic Vision

Beyond the Personality

Florence Press is dedicated to readers who want to cultivate their Transpersonal Intelligence ℠.  Transpersonal means beyond the personality, and Transpersonal Intelligence ℠ refers to recognizing and awakening the qualities of the transpersonal aspect of human nature.  These qualities are inner peace, inner wisdom, life purpose and oneness.  
The Florence Press responds to the need of professionals in health care, human services, education and business who are searching for something more to bring to their work and personal lives. Florence Press was founded by pioneers in the field of transpersonal psychology.  We specialize in works that integrate science and spirituality into a pragmatic vision of human possibilities for healing and new development.

We Take Our Name From Two Inspirations

01 /14th CENTURY, FLORENCE

In the 14th century, Florence, Italy was the home of the Renaissance, a period of pivotal development because it valued bringing science, artistic innovation and spirituality together. It was also a time when there was an awakening to and interest in the wisdom and spirituality of ancient cultures.

02 /ROBERTO ASSAGIOLI

In modern times, Florence was also the city in which another pioneer, Roberto Assagioli MD, began in 1910, to integrate science and eastern and western spirituality into the mental health field.  The inspired creative innovations of his body of work are now incorporated into mind-body medicine.    

Consciousness

Let The Florentine Promise: A Seeker’s Guide honor and awaken your deeper nature and lead you on a journey of new personal understanding and liberation.
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Purpose

Transpersonal Development offers you step-by-step techniques of transpersonal practice, backed up by many case stories and the latest scientific research.
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Peace

The Transpersonal Development CD series has been created to provide a series of guided meditations to increase your inner strength and inner peace.
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Higher consciousness objectively exists.  It is one of the primary experiences of living. 

Roberto Assagioli, MD

Our Own Seeking Has Taken Many Forms

Who We Are

Richard Schaub and Bonney Gulino Schaub are directors of the Huntington Meditation and Imagery Center and the New York Psychosynthesis Institute.  They are also on the faculty of the Italian Society for Psychosynthesis Therapy, Florence, Italy.
  • Bonney Gulino Schaub
    Bonney Gulino SchaubRN, MS

    Bonney Gulino Schaub is a transpersonal psychotherapist and transpersonal coach and mentor. She has trained hundreds of professionals internationally in the applications of meditation, imagery and psychosynthesis in healthcare. Her model of addictions recovery, The Vulnerability Model, has been adapted by treatments centers and practitioners in the USA, Canada, Italy and France.  She is the co-author, with her husband, Richard, of five books on transpersonal development.

    • Richard Schaub
      Richard SchaubPh.D.

      Richard Schaub is a psychotherapist and transpersonal mentor who began meditation training in 1970 and has taught it to professionals and patients since 1990.  Recently, he has taught the practical applications of meditation to Veterans Hospital staff, Wall Street wellness programs, and Federal Emergency Management Agency counselors.  He is dedicated to bringing transpersonal/spiritual skills into the toolkit of all healthcare professionals.  Along with his wife, Bonney, he is the co-director of the Huntington Meditation and Imagery Center and the New York Psychosynthesis Institute.

      There is a meaning in life…it is available to everyone and, even more, it retains its meaning under any conditions.  It remains meaningful literally up to its last moment, up to one’s last breath. 

      – Viktor Frankl, MD

      • “Bonney and Richard Schaub fell in love with Florence when they came to visit the city where Dante wrote his Divine Comedy and where Roberto Assagioli developed Psychosynthesis.  What they offer here are the fruits of their studies in these two areas and of their more than 35 years of experience as therapists in the humanistic field - a harmonious  blend of beauty with pearls of wisdom, through the interplay of  artistic images and poetic  expressions,  a true journey of the Soul and  a precious opportunity  for practicing creative meditation as in the best traditions of psychosynthesis.  A beautiful continuation and development  of the previous  book of the Schaubs, Dante’s Path.”

        MASSIMO ROSSELLI, MD and SUSIE ROSSELLIItalian Society for Psychosynthesis Therapy
      • “I am delighted to recommend this book to all seekers of living and exploring the essence of our journey. This is a meditation book with magnificent images and evocative prose. It poetically asks the question about life and its purpose, opening up opportunities for profound realizations and invitations.  It holds out the hope for each of us to turn our eyes toward self and others and not turn away from the rich challenges of the journey. Do not miss the gift of experiencing this book: your being deserves it.”

        HELEN A. OWENS, O.S.F., RN, MSN, D.Min. INCDirector: Lourdes Wellness Spirituality, Our Lady of Lourdes Health System NJ
      • “The teachings in this book have the transformative power to heal the planet – breath by reflective breath.  It will join the Schaubs’ other books as required reading.”

        DOROTHY LARKIN, PhD, RNProfessor, The College of New Rochelle, Masters Program in Holistic Nursing
      • “Provocative and inspiring …The Florentine Promise illuminates the path of self discovery for the conscious mind through the magnificent use of  poetry and  visual art.  A must  read for  any seeker  on the path towards transformation.”

        MONIQUE CLASSHolistic Family Nurse Practitioner Co-Founder of The Center For Women’s Health
      • “This is a beautiful meditation book for discerning a deeper spiritual experience and understanding of who each of us has the potential to be. An exquisite guidebook for those who may need to explore their spirituality outside of specific religious institutions; and for those of us who find our spiritual nourishment within religious communities, I strongly urge you to take this journey.….At first, you may long for more “familiar” words. Be a patient “Seeker” and you will find your home!”

        The Reverend ELENA BARNUM Pastoral counselor, spiritual director, retreat leader, consultant
      • "The Florentine Promise is a book of meditations and reflections inspired by poet Dante Alighieri’s epic poem The Divine Comedy.  The Schaubs invite us into a vision of ourselves as enlightened as we are guided by the masculine and feminine wisdom images of Virgil and Beatrice.  We discover that our true nature is love and that the source of our suffering arises from the misguided use of this intrinsic love.  This book is beautiful and simply inspiring.  It offers up to us the jewels that are imbedded within the Divine Comedy in a personally accessible manner which does not diminish its vast wisdom."

        MEGAN MCINNIS BURT, RN, MS nurse educator, nurse psychotherapist
      • This book takes its readers, its travelers, if you will, on a journey towards wholeness. The visuals alone are stunning invitations to expanded consciousness. The conversations between seeker and guides speaks to all who journey. This book will be a gift to many and a much needed change of pace from the vast array of books that are chock full of good ideas. In this small delight, we are moved by imagery, intuition and conversation. Our conscious and unconscious mind travel together.

        DOROTHY FIRMAN, Ed.DAuthor of Engaging Life: Living Well with Chronic Illness and Daughters and Mothers: Making it Work, director of the Synthesis Center.
      • This is a beautiful piece of work, like a “manual for living life” that we all wish we had been given at birth.  It makes the mystical wisdom of Dante highly accessible.

        ELIZABETH SUDLERDirector of Wellness & Resiliency Programs and Coaching Plus One Health @ Goldman Sachs
      • "Through images of Dante’s city and insights from Dante’s journey, this book of reflections guides us to our inner wisdom, peace and love, opening us to the fullness of lfe."

        MARIANNE E. ROCHE, M.A., J.D. Author, On-the-Job Spirituality: Finding God in Work

      Florence Press Offerings

      Florence Press offers trend-setting books, webinars, and CDs in the fields of integrative and mind-body health, and transpersonal coaching.

      Dante’s Path: Vulnerability and the Spiritual Journey

      Dante’s Path guides you along the steps of the classic Western spiritual journey. Oprah’s “O Magazine” called the first edition (2003) of Dante’s Path “divine therapy,” and letters came in from clergy, counselors, nurses, executives, teachers, soldiers, and seekers of many backgrounds telling how Dante’s Path helped them to increase their conscious contact with their innate spiritual nature. This new second edition is filled with specific steps, methods, detailed explanations and images so that you can go on the classic spiritual journey for yourself.

      Healing Addictions

      This practical book provides an overview of up-to-date models of addiction and recovery. Case studies offer real life suggestions for the plan of treatment strategies. Chapters cover key topics such as emotional issues, recovery and liberation of choice, and spirituality as it relates to change in mind, body and spirit.

      Transpersonal Development, Vol. 2: Cultivating Inner Wisdom

      Based on training hundreds of health professionals internationally, Dr. Richard Schaub has created a series of guided meditations to increase inner strength and inner peace.

      The Florentine Promise: A Seeker’s Guide

      The Florentine Promise speaks to any of us who ask questions and seek answers to the uncertainties and mysteries of being alive. Since so many spiritual seekers in every time and culture have come before us and left clues to the mysteries, we can say with certainty that the answers are known to exist in your deeper nature.

      The End of Fear: A Spiritual Path for Realists

      Why are we afraid? Why do we dwell on worst-case scenarios, lie awake in anxiety’s grip, and react to minor mishaps as though they threaten our very survival? Chances are you don’t envision the world’s or your own catastrophic end on a daily basis; however, we are all routinely altered by fear—from simply feeling nervous about a new experience to repeatedly rethinking a critical comment.

      Transpersonal Development for Health and Well-Being, Vol. 3 (The Huntington Method)

      Based on training hundreds of health professionals internationally, Dr. Richard Schaub has created a series of guided meditations to increase inner strength and inner peace.

      Transpersonal Development: Cultivating the Human Resources of Peace, Wisdom, Purpose and Oneness

      Transpersonal means beyond the personality. It refers to the innate creative and spiritual resources we all have. When you need help or are called upon to help someone else, these resources can make a crucial difference. This book offers you the principles and step-by-step techniques of transpersonal practice, backed up by many case stories and the latest scientific research.

      Transpersonal Development, Vol. 1: Cultivating Inner Peace

      Based on training hundreds of health professionals internationally, Dr. Richard Schaub has created a series of guided meditations to increase inner strength and inner peace.

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